Boo! Friends and Fans,
Fall is harvest time and C&C has a horn of plenty! Content for broadcast, social, episodic, film, museums, underwater, experimental....content for all!
September, the Starbeast team and I put our money, talents and feet where our mouths are to fight cancer! Running/walking at The Starry Night 5K for Pediatric Brian Tumor Foundation, Griffith Park, CA.
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ALL IS GOOD, WORKING FOR GOOD!
STARBEAST & RPA CREATE A PSA FOR THE IMAGINARY FRIENDS SOCIETY PROJECT and PBTF
RPA Advertising and The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation asked if I knew animation companies who would donate their time and talents to create a three minute piece with an imaginary friend for pediatric cancer. Without skipping a beat, Starbeast partners, Nick Losq & Chris Clyne said YES. The Starbeast team created a lovable character named Uni to explain chemotherapy to a child, siblings and parents because fighting cancer is a family affair. So is helping those fight. Nick's daughter Kiana (age 7), served as Jr. Concept Artist-Imagination Consultant. So proud of the Starbeast team and all the work for The Imaginary Friends Society.
DERBY'S ROBERTO SERRINI DIRECTS FIRST INSTALLMENT OF A FIVE VIDEO SERIES FOR HONDA MOTORSPORT & DAILEY ADVERTISING
Director Roberto Serrini takes us for a ride for Honda Motorsport's "#WHATLIESBEYOND:Why?" The first of a five installments leading up to Honda's 2018 model release. Full service - live action through post - at Derby! Using drones, bike cams and all sort of cameras, Serrini fires up riders with the excitement of exploring unknown roads and seeking out new adventures on two wheels. If that wasn't enough, Roberto edited all five in record time!
DERBY CREATES S'WELL'S SECOND BRAND FILM
Directed by Derby's John Poliquin and written by Derby's Creative Directors Jonathan Rosen and Jennifer Capobianco, S'well's "We Are All Made of Stars" whisks the audience from mundane day to day life to a magical journey through nature. The film beautifully expresses the message to "Seize the Day!"
Derby in the News...Derby's directors receive recognition:
ROBERTO SERRINI has been named a finalist in this year's One Screen Short Film Festival for his film, "NYC Blizzard" which was shot entirely on an iPhone 5. The One Screen, held on October 17th, is the premiere short film festival that unites the film and advertising worlds on one screen.
Creative Director, JONATHAN ROSEN, designed a room at this years "29Rooms" an interactive funhouse of style, culture and technology run by Refinery29. The interactive installation of non-profits, artists and companies in collaboration to excite the Instagram and Snapchat minded generation.
The Drum interviewed director JOHN POLIQUIN for its third piece of its "In the Director's Chair" series. In the interview John shares the inspirations for his career and the differences in projects that involve a creative agency.
Director, NICKOLAS DUARTE, has been selected to receive the 2017 Next Generation Award from the Tucson Advertising Federation and American Advertising Federation-Tucson.
EMOTO'SPAUL BESSENBACHER COMPOSE A SCORE FOR MoMA/NYC
Emoto Music's owner/composer, Paul Bessenbacher (aka PB), scores for current MoMA's show "ITEMS: Is Fashion Modern" using only sounds from the fashion world – coat hangers, leather belts, scissors, cloth tears, velcro rips, sewing machines, high heels, perfume spray. The sounds were sourced from One Thousand Birds and organized by EMOTO's own PB.
EMOTO ARTIST, OPUS ORANGE, LICENSES SONGS FOR TV LAND'S YOUNGER
Paul Bessenbacher's band Opus Orange recently licensed their single "The Next World" from the Balance EP for an upcoming episode on the comedy series Younger on TV Land. The episode is entitled "Irish Goodbye" and features the song during a pivotal scene.
EMOTO MUSIC FOUNDER JOHN ADAIR INTERVIEW WITH ULI REESE
One of the world's foremost experts on audio brand management, Uli Reese, sat down with Emoto Music founder and uber talented composer John Adair. Adair reflects on his experience creating music for some of our most iconic ads and his thoughts on the future of audio branding.
PICASSO PICTURES' TEAM, GOLD CACTUS, CREATES POPULAR CAMPAIGN FOR SMART ENERGY BP
Gold Cactus, the directing duo of Remy Dupont and Fabrice Fiteni, have created two of the most lovable characters in the UK! Into thier second year of mischief, characters, Gaz and Leccy, have been causing chaos in a prolific amount of ads/content across social, billboard and broadcast for Smart Energy BP. These entertaining characters have achieved household name status in the UK and exponentially increased brand awareness.
More Picasso News.....
New Talent Alert: Passionate about nurturing new talent, Picasso's The Pod welcomes Fauna (aka Andrew Brewer). Armed with a degree in Fine Art, Andrew studied computer animation, animated before naturally moving to directing. His minimalist geometry, simple palettes and contrasting textures are influenced from early experimental film inform his style. Fauna's works have a serene quality and mesmerizing to watch....see HERE
Peter Vacz's music video, Dear John, for British rock group James continues to collect honors. An official selection cut and finalist at: The Smalls, Aesthetica, Stop Motion Barcelona, The Unprecedented Cinema and The London International Short Film Festival. Watch over and over HERE
Stop Motion director Chris Randall garnered the 2017 Top 50 Innovators in the west midlands. His ingenuity has been demonstrated through building a new custom motion control camera - showcased HERE. In addition, his adorable pre-school childrens series, Tweedy & Fluff won grand prize at the 2017 Seoul Promotional Brand Conference.